But this thread is laser-focused on this particular topic. ARMENIAN GENOCIDE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. VERY SIMPLE. YES OR NO.
If you want "laser focus", we should restrain ourselves to talking about 2007's House Resolution 106 and whether or not the House of Representatives should pass a resolution calling upon President Bush to acknowledge the event as a genocide. And there was actually four options to pick from, not just two. You know -- if we're to have laser focus on the OP.
Don't bother to restrain anything, much less a year before Obama was elected, in at least a little part due to his promising to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. Not sure what one has to do with the other. And sorry if I don't go back to your original OP (mostly due to drunkenness) but GWB hasn't been in charge for a long while, nor did he promise to call the Armenian Genocide a Genocide. Obama did though! Yet he didn't, and wont'! BINARY. LIAR. DUH. focus on potus, lotus blossom.
As far as current Turkey; I would hope the coup would succeed, as the Turkish military has a long history of couping radical sectarians and authoritarians/autocrats, which Erdogan is. Turkish coups are uniquely unlike any other coups. And of course Turkey in the past genocided Armenians (well, I guess they actually didn't if you ask our current President). But today if the coup succeeds Turkey would be less sectarian, more against ISIS, less against bombing Kurds, more inclusive. And in a couple years after the military cedes control (as history has shown), a new democratic government.
Yeah, coups are 99% bad. This is the 1% we should hope succeeds.
ETA: mixed up sectarian with non sectarian. Stupid word, I blame the word not me. LOL at that Trump Pence **** *** logo btw. Get it dirty. No judgement. Edited, Jul 16th 2016 4:26am by Palpitus1